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Re: “We'll Meet Again

You are a keen, clever writer. Big shoes to fill...

Posted by Bart Rankin on 10/12/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “In Defense of Silence

I wouldn't mind someone cranking music 24/7 as long as it is 4 minutes 33 seconds by John Cage. Anything else is intrusive. Good opening.

Posted by Frederik Kalor on 08/17/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Musical Drag

Folk music is eternal, it is necessary, the masters can take most things away but that's not one of them.
Music, or any art, is not inherently good or bad, just liked, disliked or ignored.
I respect everyone's musical tastes, whether it be Pachelbel, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Britney Spears or John Cage.
Me, I'm a Beethoven man.

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Posted by Frederik Kalor on 06/30/2017 at 5:18 AM

Re: “The Kids are All Right

Great article and info Andy, hope I can visit again before heading back to Australia. Cheers Amanda

Posted by Amanda Sydney on 06/22/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Four More Years

why are you so depressed it's been this same old shit as long as i can remember. and the old folks when i grew said the same thing, america is still here? george 67yrs of assholes trying to tell us how we should live our lives!

Posted by slufoot on 11/03/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Letting the Days Go By

I like your column. A lot. I moved to Humboldt when I was 15; I came from the south, and brought my accent with me. I was the kid who talked funny and had the long hair. It wasn't an easy place to move to, as is the case with many other small towns I reckon, but by the time I graduated from EHS, Eureka felt like home. I was involved in the local music community (which it was-and hopefully still is), primarily in an all original band called Radio Sex, but played in a couple different bands throughout my time up there. I was lucky to be in an area with so many amazing musicians, and even more fortunate to be able to play with many of them. Your column takes me back to that time, and I'd like to thank you for that. Today's column took me right out to Trinity Lake; it wasn't gangsta rap back then, but it was DEFINITELY the same dude: tank top, flip flops and either Vaurnet's or Ray-Bans...thanks for the stroll...

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Posted by Mark Brockwell on 07/14/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Let's Go Get Folked

Actually, Andy, a few Yokels are playing at the Festival, and there's no distress among them. I guess you could say it's a festival for Folks who like to play music for Folks. And, of course, a celebration of the rich musical diversity in our lovely Humboldt County home.

Steve Irwin (Yokels, Delta Nationals, TimberRidge Boys)

Posted by sirwin on 07/07/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Get Busy Living and Get Busy Deading


Posted by humboldtrick on 06/09/2016 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Get Busy Living and Get Busy Deading

Journalism probably does teach that. Sadly, I don't even consider myself a journalist but rather a music fan who sometimes forgets when to use a comma and a semicolon. To your point however, I wasn't made aware what "BPBS" stood for either until just recently and that is "Beast, Please Be Still" which I'm told by the organizer is a name of a Datura Blues song if memory serves correct.
I only hope the NCJ (North Coast Journal) doesn't consider me a journalist either, otherwise my time at this publication will probably be brief :)
Thanks for reading.

(Not a) Journalist

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Posted by Andy Powell on 06/09/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Get Busy Living and Get Busy Deading

Am I missing something? You mention the BPBS Fest a few times but you never define the acronym. Doesn't journalism teach you to define an acronym on its first use?

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Posted by humboldtrick on 06/09/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The Fine Line between Angels and Devils

I enjoyed the Cliff Dallas write up, but I certainly wouldn't label it outlaw country.

Posted by Mojave Green on 04/22/2016 at 12:06 AM

Re: “If You Want to Sing Out...

Love this article. I've been looking for a local choir with no luck. Do you know of one that isn't a church choir and doesn't require you to be great?

Posted by jalago52 on 04/09/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Getting Out

Thanks Nalini! If folks make it even halfway through the article, I cash my paycheck with pride!


Posted by Andy Powell on 01/18/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Getting Out

Good writing Andy -- I actually read the whole thing!

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Posted by Nalini Cogswell on 01/14/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The Real Shit Will Rip You Up

These comments are in reverse order.....

Posted by Alex on 11/19/2015 at 6:34 PM

Re: “The Real Shit Will Rip You Up

But thanks for a story about a local musician!

Posted by Alex on 11/19/2015 at 6:31 PM

Re: “The Real Shit Will Rip You Up

Also, that's not Buddy R and the Rip it Ups in the photo. Not sure what band that is or why that photo is there.

Posted by Alex on 11/19/2015 at 6:29 PM

Re: “The Real Shit Will Rip You Up

"Really, playing the blues as a white boy? Kids, don't try it at home (or god forbid in public)." I don't like to think in racial terms, but there are/were plenty of great "white" blues players, including Buddy of course. There was this guy named Stevie Ray Vahn, for example. He is arguably the best blues guitar player of all time. Also, Robbin Ford, Curtis Salgado, Tommy Castro, Johnny Winter, Charlie Musselwhite - just to scratch the surface! And locally, don't forget Jim Lahman and Andy Whitman...

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Posted by Alex on 11/19/2015 at 6:25 PM

Re: “When in Rome

Good piece, thanks.

Posted by Aith Johannath on 10/15/2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “You Never Give Me Your Money

"go figure"??? Maybe awesome little independent venues operating on shoe string budgets, like the sanctuary, should charge an arm and a leg for admission outright, so as to be spared your snide jabs when "promoting" them? Five bucks to see a show at the sanctuary is a great deal. Great music, great people, great venue, great price.

Posted by two cents on 09/24/2015 at 6:53 PM

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